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Midnight Kentucky Bluegrass

 

 

 

 

 

2005 National Variety Review Program (NTEP) Kentucky Bluegrass Trial

Final Report 2006-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating

High Score

Midnight

Low Score

LSD*

Recommended care (b)

Very Good

6.4

6.3

4.4

0.3

Low input (c)

Very Good

6.3

5.9

4.4

0.5

Low-cut (a)

Very Good

6.9

6.8

3.5

0.8

Northeast

Very Good

6.1

5.9

3.7

0.5

Transition Zone

Very Good

6.6

6.6

4.8

0.4

North Central

Very Good

6.6

6.5

4.2

0.4

Mountain West

Very Good

6.5

6.2

4.7

0.6

Shade Tolerance

Good

5.2

3.6

1.6

1.4

Color

Very Dark Green

7.8

7.5

5.1

0.3

Spring Green-up

Very Slow

6.4

4.3

4.1

0.4

Leaf texture (high score=fine)

Moderate

7.6

6.5

5.5

0.5

Establishment

Fast

75.0

64.0

 38.1

9.2

Leaf Spot

Good

8.3

7.7

3.9

0.8

Stem Rust

Good

7.9

6.0

4.9

1.4

Dollar Spot

Very Good

8.2

7.5

5.4

0.9

Summer Patch 

 Very Good

6.4

6.2

3.9

1.5

Pink Snow Mold

Very Good

8.0

6.3

4.3

1.8

% poa Annua after 5 years

Very Good

1.2

15.0

53.3

13.5

(a) Schedule A=.4-.6 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs N/1000 sq ft/year, Irrigation to prevent stress. 

(b) Schedule B= 1-2 inch mowing height, 3-4 lbs. N/sq ft/yr. irrigation to prevent dormancy

(c)Schedule C=2.5-3.5 inch mowing height, 0-2 lbs N/1000/yr. no irrigation 

*Rating assigned relative to other varieties in the same trail 

** LSD= Least significant difference                                                                                                                                                                                    01/2016